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   Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Service: Air Force
Instituted: 1969
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
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Description:
  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force, August 26, 1969.
  2. The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is intended to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities that do not meet the eligibility requirements for the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
  3. Certain devices, depending on the circumstances, may be worn on the Service ribbon:
  • Oak-Leaf Cluster. A bronze oak-leaf cluster for subsequent awards when authorized.
  • “V” Device. A bronze “V” device when the award of the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is made to a unit for combat or direct combat support.


Background:
  1. The Air Force Organizational Excellence award recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities. It is awarded to Air Force internal organizations that are entities within larger organizations. They are unique, unnumbered organizations or activities that perform functions normally performed by numbered wings, groups, squadrons, etc.
  2. This award is a ribbon with a narrow blue center stripe, flanked by a thin white stripe, a wide red stripe, a thin white stripe, edged with a narrow blue stripe. A bronze "V" device is worn on the ribbon to denote award for combat or direct combat support actions.